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GP mental health care inadequate

Dr Richard Fitton is the only GP to be appointed to Care Record Development Board, which will advise on the implementation of the national electronic patient record.

GPs have raised concerns over the confidentiality of information stored on the centrally held record and how much data will be transferred from their systems.

Dr Fitton, a GP in Glossop, Derbyshire, said he was more concerned that the NHS became more efficient for patients. 'All that information should be available wherever you are treated so you are not asked the same questions about your medication or what you are sensitive to,' he said. 'We are trying to get the best for patients and people should not be too scared.'

Patients' tsar Harry Cayton will chair the board.

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